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Valley Vision is a national best practice model for regional leadership organizations

News release
Sep 03, 2013
Valley Vision was recently spotlighted as a promising practice model among regional leadership organizations in the United States. The South Florida chapter of the Urban Land Institute commissioned a study of regional leadership organizations in the United States that might serve as a prototype for their efforts there. A nation-wide best practice search uncovered Valley Vision and five other...+ Read more

Valley Vision Announces the 2013 Legacy Feast Award Winners

News release
May 07, 2013
SACRAMENTO, May 7, 2013 – Every year the all-volunteer board of Valley Vision selects three business or civic leaders who have made an indelible impact on the quality of life here in the Capital Region. Over 50 nominations were considered in threeaward categories: economic, environmental, and community impact. Valley Vision announced the winners today: Dale Carlsen , founder and CEO of Sleep...+ Read more

Next Economy sets out to generate 35,000 new jobs and $5.3 billion in economic output in next five years

News release
Mar 19, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA—Culminating more than a year’s worth of research, community-wide information gathering, planning and prioritizing, business leaders unveiled today the Next Economy Action Plan at a news conference held at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Regional leaders representing business, government, health and bioscience, and academia stood together to emphasize their commitment to...+ Read more

Next Economy plan sets goals for economy's transformation

Press coverage
Mar 19, 2013
Sacramento civic leaders this morning unveiled a five-year blueprint that aims to transform the capital area, adding 35,000 jobs and $5.3 billion beyond expected growth through 2017. In a concerted effort to keep the plan relevant in the months and years that follow today’s unveiling, the long-awaited “Next Economy” plan assign deadlines and responsibilities to organizations involved in the...+ Read more
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Economic blueprint effort moves into high gear

Press coverage
Nov 30, 2012
Business leaders have taken a key step toward launching a plan to diversify Sacramento’s economy. Organizers of the initiative, known as Next Economy, are in the final stages of drafting a blueprint for expansion as the region recovers from a punishing recession. Participants are identifying roadblocks and opportunities for economic growth. “You build strength through diversification, and not...+ Read more

Is Next Economy the Sacramento region's salvation?

Press coverage
May 30, 2012
The economic rebound can't come soon enough for the Sacramento area, especially for those still looking for work. But how can we avoid, or at least soften, the next slump? That's where the Next Economy initiative could be a game changer. The goal is nothing less than to get the entire region behind a single job growth strategy – not only to accelerate this recovery, but to create a more stable...+ Read more